Monday, January 4, 2016

Little bits of home!

As the new year is before us, I've decided that I really need to get cracking with some projects around the house.  Some things I want to get done, some decorating I want to finish in some of the rooms and a few bits and pieces that I still want to buy.

This weekend I went to Family Dollar and grabbed just a few things.  My bedroom still didn't have curtains so I got some really cheap sheer white curtains, I have always loved sheer soft looking curtains for the bedrooms.


This basket was so cheap and I just fell in love with it.  The color, the lettering, just all of it.  It sits in Jasmine's bathroom now and holds toilet paper.


I found this iron trivet on sale at Hobby Lobby, it was 50% marked down to like $3.  I use it in my bathroom to hold my lotions.


Since the move I lost my dish drying rack, so picked this one up, another really cheap item but it looks great in my kitchen.


While I went to Family Dollar, my husband decided to surprise me, and I returned home to find that he had done all the laundry, washed, dried, hung up, and put away. How did I get so lucky?


I also worked on getting down the Christmas decorations outside.


I have to say, I spent two days of real homemaking and enjoyed every second of it.  Do I enjoy washing dishes all the time?  No.  Do I like doing laundry all the time?  No.  But it is what it is, and it has to be done and is my job and so I just tackle it with the best attitude I can and try to get it done as quick as I can.

This week I'm hoping to work on a new homemaking and cleaning schedule/routine.  For the most part I don't follow a set day for doing things, I just go about my day and do whatever needs to be done, but I have had routines and schedules before and enjoyed having that list to follow. 

It's easier when you know what needs to be done on certain days.

I also have some ideas for some window treatments, some letters to paint that will go above my bed, lots of sewing to be done and crochet to get cracking on.

This year I need to concentrate on homemaking and spending more time on myself too, doing the things that I love, crafting and creating and just spending my energy on those things that matter.  I need it so badly.

I actually wanted to ask you all, for the crocheters out there, send me some ideas on what to make with my new cotton yarn, I'm drawing quite a blank at the moment but really want to get started with something.

Alrighty, I am going to call it a night, trying to get back into the normal early morning routine is proving to be a problem already haha


Dirt Road Primitives said...

Love all your little touches in your home.....things I can think of to crochet could be, a rug for the side of your bed or in the bath, a table mat or runner, wall hanging, of course the usual pillow covers, coasters for your end tables and night stand....

Excited to see what you do :)


Jessy Skehan said...

I'm just getting back into blogging again after a break for a few weeks. I haven't been reading other blogs much for MONTHS...It's something I enjoy and hope to find a little time for most days. I do love the look and "feel" of your blog. (Isn't it funny how a written blog has a "feeling"? Or is it just me? LOL) I'm a crocheter. I've got an afghan going for me and my sweet hubby, but someone shared an idea for a TEMPERATURE afghan with me and I started on of those. Not sure if you have enough cotton, but you assign temperatures to colors (such as red for 80s, orange for 70s, yellow for 60s, etc.). Every day you do one row of crochet in the color for the high temperature for the day. (I currently have 3 rows of gray-blue for 30s and 2 rows of purple for under 20s.) It'll be interesting to see the combination of rainbow colors I chose.

Carol said...

That basket in the bathroom is SO CUTE! That was at Family Dollar? There are a couple around here - I'm going to check one of them tomorrow.

Liz said...

What great finds! I need your help to decorate my home since yours is so beautiful. I apparently need to run out to Hobby Lobby and Family Dollar.

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you will be able to really settle in and enjoy your homemaking this year! xx

Susanne said...

Love the little basket! I don't follow a homemaking schedule, find it too hard when I have a dayhome filled with kids. Sometimes I just have to make the choice of what's absolutely necessary and leave the rest. But I do love me a good list. It lets me remember the chores that don't come up as often and there is nothing like seeing things getting crossed off to motivate me to do even more.

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